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Scott Mitchell Returns!

There’s a feature in the Guardian Saturday Review in which authors describe their working day. Mine, over a period of time, has progressed (regressed?) from starting around 6.30/7.00am and finishing, after appropriate breaks, somewhere between 3.30/4.00pm, to starting at 7.00/7.30am and finishing at 12.30/1.00pm. 1.091 altre parole

Writers & Writing

18 October 2016: Today's crime fiction links

Double play: “Billy & Ray” and “The Stand-In”: What are the odds? A pair of plays may have theatergoers and film buffs seeing double. Within a week, by sheer coincidence, two different shows about writer/director Billy Wilder have opened on SoCal stages. 124 altre parole

The elusive Phantom Lady By Daedyn Appleton

Finding yourself in an American cinema in 1944 would have been an experience of dynamic contrasts. If you could drag yourself away from the brightly colourful world of St. 670 altre parole

Phantom Lady

September Book Haul

The books I got this month are:

  • Lock In by John Scalzi
  • The Bishop Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine
  • Calamity Town by Ellery Queen…
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The Long Goodbye--Raymond Chandler

I’ve read The Big Sleep many times, but only just got around to reading this one. There is, apparently, a movie version of this as well, but not with Bogart and therefore I’m not sure what the point is. 545 altre parole


P.G. Wodehouse, what?

One of my colleagues here at Leiden is reading P.G. Wodehouse. She told me about this because she had noticed what seeemed to her a peculiar construction, as in “It does make it awkward, what?” and “Better take a look round, what?”. 151 altre parole